Cakes and Mini Baked Delights

Sweet Pastry

Sweet Pastry

Makes 950g (suitable for 2 lrg tarts)Ready In: 10minsGood For: Tarts, pies, flans, petit foursIngredients 450g flour (not premium or strong) 300g cold butter 160g icing sugar- sifted 1egg- beaten pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 I find using a blender or...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Makes 10Ready In: 10minsGood To: Have ready in the fridge or freezer for multiple preparations  Ingredients 800g dark chocolate 800g cream 30g butter lrg pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It goes without saying that the better the chocolate (you use)...

Berry Compote

Berry Compote

Makes 250mlReady In: 5minsGood For: Sauce, filling, flavouring and much moreIngredients 200g frozen berries-any variety 120g sugar 40ml water 3tsp lemon juice few drops vanilla 1tsp cornflour 3tsp water to mix Step by Step Instructions Step 1 Heat berries and water...

Swiss Buttercream

Swiss Buttercream

Makes 600g  Ready In: 15 minsGood For: Filling, Coating and Masking CakesIngredients 200g egg whites 400g granulated sugar 350g unsalted butter- room temperature. Pinch salt Few drops of vanilla essence (or pureed vanilla seed) Flavour of your choice Step by Step...

Quadruple Chocolate Muffins

Quadruple Chocolate Muffins

Makes 16Ready In: 40mins Plus overnight chill Good For: Morning tea, party, picnic Ingredients 220g dark chocolate- truffle 70ml cream-truffle 20g butter-truffle 280g flour 75g cocoa 2.5 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 250g caster sugar 3...